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Poster: restive Date: Jun 1, 2011 8:49am
Forum: etree Subject: Downloads on hidden items

I've been getting downloads on an album which is supposed to be hidden from the search engine; It's not that difficult to access an item with a little guesswork if you're familiar with archive naming conventions, but this is something relatively obscure. Is there another way of finding items other than through the search engine?
Secondly, how are downloads calculated? If an item with 20 files is downloaded as a .zip file, does that count as 1 or 20 downloads?

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Poster: greenone Date: Jun 1, 2011 11:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Downloads on hidden items

If you don't want to post the URL here, can you email it to etree@archive.org so we can look at it? I don't think it's possible to intentionally exclude something from the search engine while still having it available for download. That said, if someone linked to the page from a site that Google indexed, then it's findable.

As far as downloads, one download = one or more files from one IP address per day. If you stream a show today, that's one download. If you view the txt file tomorrow, that's one download. If you download every file from a show's page the next day, that counts as one download. If you download the same file a thousand times the day after that, that counts as one download.